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Live Footage is often described as some of the finest “surrealist soundtrack composers” in the making by scoring some of the most eclectic contemporary pieces in film, fashion, dance and in tune composing their own music. The days of a "standard band" have come to an end, and Live Footage epitomizes the modern band to the fullest. Conceived through the art of improvisation, Topu Lyo plays a 5 string electric cello, incorporating the use of live loops and a handful of electronics with no pre-recorded samples of any kind, and Mike Thies plays drums and keyboards, often simultaneously. This duo's formula is uniquely structured songs that allow ample room for improvisation while keeping the music’s integrity. The coherent complexity is what consistently wows new listener's ears away. Plain and simple, they are cinematic, experimental, yet still catchy and melodic. To define this Brooklyn duo's sound deems a broad answer. Elements of Dub, and Hip Hop can be heard alongside influences of psychedelic post rock, and jazz. They are equally at home playing underground Brooklyn loft parties, as they are playing concert halls. The NYC music scene has served as their platform for more than 5 years and audiences around the world have praised their work.